High Altitude Ballooning Camp

June 2328, 2014[6d]
Gustavus Campus

High Altitude Ballooning Camp Gustavus Campus

This camp explores high altitude balloons and allows students to get closer to space. High altitude balloons are unmanned balloons, usually filled with helium or hydrogen, that are released into the stratosphere, generally reaching between 60,000 to 120,000 feet before they burst and their payload is returned to earth by parachute. The most common application of these balloons is to study weather, but they are becoming increasingly popular with both amateurs and professionals as a platform for other kinds of experiments in the upper atmosphere.

ContactKelsey Abele ’14 — 507-995-7309
SponsorSummer Academic Programs